10th Anniversary Joe Torre Safe At Home® Foundation Gala

Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, NY

The Joe Torre Safe At Home® Foun­da­tion held its 10th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.  Hosted by founders Ali and Joe Torre, the event raised $1,360,000 to main­tain and expand our comprehensive, in-school program, Margaret’s Place, both locally and nationally.

More than 500 celebri­ties, sports stars, industry leaders and fans gath­ered to honor legendary broadcaster Bob Costas.  On stage Joe Torre, Tom Verducci, Tim McCarver, Tony LaRussa and Jim Kaat shared fond memories of their dear friend, and as well as some laughs along the way.  Talk show host Katie Couric served as Master of Ceremonies of the evening and Grammy Award-winning singer Richard Marx entertained the crowd with his classics like “Endless Summer Nights” and “Should’ve Known Better.”

At the event, the foundation introduced its inaugural Hall of Fame, an esteemed network of enduring and significant partners from the last decade.  Inductees included BGC Partners Executive Managing Director North America and Global Head of FX Products Daniel LaVecchia, Find Your FaceMate Founder Christina Bloom, Kate and Bob Devlin, Goodman Media International President and CEO Tom Goodman, CohnReznick LLP Co-CEO Thomas Marino, Flemington Car and Truck Country Chairman Steve Kalafer, Pfizer CFO Frank D’Amelio, Samsung Electronics America President Timothy Baxter, The Starr Foundation Director Howard Smith, TBWAChiatDay Executive Producer Ozzie Spenningsby and Verizon VP Of Corporate Communications Torod Neptune.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following individuals, foundations and corporations that generously supported our event and celebrated this milestone with us:

World Champion Sponsor
BGC Partners, Inc.

League Champion Sponsors
Ali & Joe Torre
Office of the Commissioner  & Major League Baseball
Pfizer, Inc
Mary Kay & Michael Poulos
Starr Foundation
The Devlin Foundation
The Management Network Group

Division Champion Sponsors
Bank of America
CohnReznick LLP
Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Dealerships & Somerset Patriots
Goodman Media International, Inc.
IMG Worldwide
Kaye Scholer LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP
ParenteBeard LLC
Avis & Bruce Richards
Daniel & Alison Petrocelli and Jerry & Tawny Sanders
PNC Bank
Samsung Electronics America
United Airlines

10th Anniversary Sponsors
American Mortgage Service Company
Andrea A. Bernstein
Bulgari Corporation of America
Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster
Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Margaret M. Janes
Major League Baseball Network
NBC Sports Group
Sports Illustrated
Sutton Family Foundation
TD Bank